Inside Sound Design: Semi-Truck Sound Effects

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Inside Sound Design: Semi-Truck Sound Effects

For this month's Inside Sound Design post I met with Brad Meyer again, to talk more about the exciting vehicle sound effects he creates..  Brad spends a lot of his time designing exciting, signature sound effects for his shows, especially vehicles, using both custom recordings and sound library material.  This time we talked about a unique semi-truck vehicle, and it’s exciting transformation sequence.  

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Five Things I've Learned About Editing from Mixing

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Five Things I've Learned About Editing from Mixing

I have been a sound effects editor and supervising sound editor for a long time now.  But, I have recently begun mixing a television series here at Boom Box Post.  I am enjoying how much I learn each and every time that I sit down at the board, and am my no means ready to start spouting mixing advice to anyone.  But, I can say that I’ve come to appreciate certain editorial practices (and absolutely abhor others!) through my new vantage point as a mixer.  Things that I thought of as a nice way to make your mixer happy have turned into practices that are essential to me being able to start my mixing day right.  Seriously, these five things can be the difference of hours added to my predub day.  So, here are five editorial practices that I’ve realized are absolutely essential to a smooth mix.  

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Intern Recording Challenge

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Intern Recording Challenge

In this months Inside Sound Design I wanted to give our new interns some unsupervised Field Recording experience.  I sent Colin Grant out with a stereo recording rig and instruction to capture a minimum of 3 distinct sound recordings.  He did a great job and learned a lot, so let's what he has to share about his adventures.

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Essential Skill: How to Properly Edit Sound for Perspective Shifts

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Essential Skill: How to Properly Edit Sound for Perspective Shifts

We open on wide shot of a forest. A river runs in the distance. Not far from the river, emerging from the trees is a bloodied man in a torn business suit, limping and desperate for water. Cut to an over the shoulder shot of him staring at the river. Cut again and the camera is right on the water as he leans in for a drink. The focus (for our purposes) isn’t the man or his torn and blood soaked suit (I just added that for some flair). From a sound editorial standpoint, the complicated element here is the river. It’s far off in the distance, now it’s close to us, now it’s full frame in an extreme close up. As a viewer, the camera is our proxy here. Wherever the camera sits, so do we. And so, as the perspective of the camera changes so does our perception.

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Boom Box Post Intern Spotlight: Colin Grant

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Boom Box Post Intern Spotlight: Colin Grant

Our interns have hit the ground running recording sound effects and learning from our editors here at Boom Box Post. Last week we chatted with Dilery Corona so this week we sat down with Colin Grant to learn more about him and what he is excited about.

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Boom Box Post Intern Spotlight: Dilery Corona

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Boom Box Post Intern Spotlight: Dilery Corona

At Boom Box Post, we enjoy creating a fun and educational internship program to gain experience in the industry. Through the weeks, Interns will learn from audio editors and mixers, record fun sound effects, and work on projects to showcase their amazing talents.This week, Colin Grant & Dilery Corona have begun their journey here at Boom Box Post so I sat down with Dilery to learn more about her background and what she hopes to learn from the internship.

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Happy Holidays from Boom Box Post!

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Happy Holidays from Boom Box Post!

It's been another busy year here at Boom Box Post! 

In February of 2017 we were honored to take home a Golden Reel award for Best Sound and Music Editing for Television Animation for Nickelodeons Animated Television Feature: Albert. 

Throughout the year we were excited to share some stellar blog posts such as Top 5 Tips for Recording Sound Effects Like a Pro, 3 Easy Steps to Cutting Classic Cartoon Sound Effects5 Characteristics of the Rock Star Sound Editor,  and many more, which you can read on our Blog

We worked on 13 discreet animated series, including Mickey and the Roadster Racers, The Loud House, Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, Danger and Eggs, Future-Worm!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Duck Tales, The Lion Guard, Stretch Armstrong, Pickle & Peanut and more!

We were also excited to announce the launch of our new sound effects library company: Boom Box Library, and our first sound effects library release: Robotic Creations: Heads Up Display.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved in Boom Box Post in 2017, and here's to another exciting year!

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Curious About our Sound Design Toolkit?

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Curious About our Sound Design Toolkit?

Are you interested in our sound design toolkits, but aren't sure what they are? Check out this great video demo, Getting Creative with Your Sound Design Toolkit! 

Don't forget that from now until 12/25, the sound design toolkit is FREE with your purchase of the Heads Up Display SFX library! That's $20 off! Don't miss out.

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